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Today in Johnson City History: July 9

July 9, 1885: The Comet reported on the arrests of three men who robbed the Galloway & Co. store in the Flourville area north of the city. Proprietor George Galloway, who slept in the store, was shot in the arm and abdomen after he heard the men trying to break in at the front door….

Today in Johnson City History: July 8

July 8, 1886: The Comet reported that a young woman was walking in the city when she was attacked by a “Willie Goat.” She took refuge on a fence until the goat took off. July 8, 1897: The Rev. D.N. Good had returned from a trip to the Melungeon settlement in Hancock County. July 8,…

Today in Johnson City History: July 7

July 7, 1849: The Blue Plum Post Office opened with eventual Johnson City founder Henry Johnson serving as postmaster. July 7, 1893: The Comet reported the results of various athletic contests at Johnson City’s Independence Day celebration. Competing in the 100-yard dash were John Jobe, Bob…

Today in Johnson City History: July 6

July 6, 1899: John J. Burleson had received a pension of $8 per month for injuries he received in the war with Spain. That equates to roughly $242 today. July 6, 1915: The Johnson City Area Chamber of Commerce conducted its first meeting. July 6, 1954: Johnson City’s Junior American Legion…

Today in Johnson City History: July 5

July 5, 1888: Seaver and Summers Hardware had been established as a partnership between G.C. Seaver and Joe P. Summers. Seaver had been in the hardware business in Johnson City for some years. Summers was from Johnson City but had most recently traveled for C.M. McClung & Co. of Knoxville. The business was the predecessor of Summers Hardware & Supply, which continues to operate at Buffalo and Cherry streets.